Have you ever wondered if anyone had your phone number before you did? What if it was a celebrity? Well, that was actual real life for Seattle lawyer after he discovered that his new phone number used to belong to the mastermind behind the song "Baby Got Back": Sir Mix-A-Lot.
According to The Seattle Times, it all started when Jonathan Nichols picked out an easy-to-remember number at a Verizon store in Seattle. A mere few days after his new number was up and running, he began to receive strange texts.
First, came a text saying "Check this guy out," along with a link to a YouTube video featuring a man making music using a synthesizer. Realizing that this person obviously had the wrong digits, he texted them back "That's pretty cool. But you clearly have the wrong number."
No harm, no foul ... until he got another text. This time from an expensive car dealership asking "Mr. Anthony Ray" if he wanted to test drive one of their foreign luxury cars. Again, Nichols realized it was obviously a wrong number situation again, and responded, "I'd love to, but I think you have the wrong guy. I’m a broke law student."
Then came the sexting. The Seattle Times reports that women were sending Jonathan bikini shots "in raunchy poses." And on August 12th, started receiving various "Happy Birthday" texts with hints odes to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."
FYI, Sir Mix-A-Lot's real name is Anthony Ray (wouldn't you know it!), AND his birthday is, indeed, August 12th! All information Jonathan learned when he eventually googled Sir Mix-A-Lot.
When The Seattle Times reached out to Sir Mix-A-Lot for comment, he said, "That is hilarious. Poor fella." But that's not all the advice he had to give Jonathan now that he had his old number. He also said, "Don’t check any text messages in front of your wife" and "Don't answer any texts by saying ‘Yes,’ because people take ‘Yes’ differently with me. And usually you end up opening your wallet."
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